Apple is buying Intel's modem business for around $1 billion dollars. They're mainly LTE right now, but 5G is on the horizon, and they're already specing out 6G -- yeah, 6G -- and beyond that. It's a critical part of the hardware we all use every day, and Apple likes to control all of those critical parts.
There have been rumors of Apple working on their own cellular modems for years. They're mainly LTE right now but 5G is on the horizon and they're already speccing out 6G beyond that. So, it's a critical part of the hardware we all use every day and Apple likes to control all of those parts.
A two-year legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm ended last month after a settlement granting Qualcomm a six-year licensing agreement and between $4.5 billion and $4.7 billion, a company earnings report revealed this week.